Helpful Boating Links


Environment Canada

Western Lake Ontario Current Weather Conditions. Temperature, pressure, wave height, wave period, sea temp, wind & marine forecasts.

Canadian Coast Guard

Programs and Services, 1-800-267-6687

Safe Boating Guide

Office of Boating Safety PDF. Things you must have on board!

Transport Canada

Office of Boating Safety. Information to keep you and your passengers safe on the water.

Canadian Hydrographic Service

Canadian Nautical Charts & Services. Plot a safe route. 613-998-4931

Canadian Power and Sail Squadrons


Canadian Safe Boating Council  

Promoting safe and responsible boating throughout Canada. 416-293-1308

Boating to the US

Boats visiting US Customs and Border Patrol. Information for Canadians crossing to the US.

US Boaters coming to Canada

Pat's Boating in Canada. Overview for boats visiting Canada.

Canada Border Services Agency 

Reporting requirements for US boaters

Canadian Red Cross

Water safety information

Lifesaving Society of Canada

Preventing drowning and water-related injuries.

Notice to Mariners (NOTMAR)

Marine Navigation Services. Necessary information to update your charts and nautical publications, important announcements, and services.

Oakville Power and Sail Squadron

Oakville's award winning comprehensive source for quality boat training since 1955.

Town of Oakville Water Air Rescue Force

TOWARF Canadian Coast Guard Auxiliary Unit providing marine search and rescue in western Lake Ontario. 1-800-267-7270

MORE BOATER-RELATED SITES OF INTEREST  The Canadian Coast Guard has introduced new mandatory training requirements for boaters. The Safe Boater Training Program is Canadian Coast Guard accredited to Conduct Training, Administer Testing and Issue Pleasure Craft Operator Certificates.

Animated Knot Tying

Boating Knots. Animated nautical knot tying, the fun and easy way.

International Burgee Registry

Yacht Club Burgees Around the World. Identifies many worldwide burgees along with some burgee etiquette.

Marina Finder  

An interactive database reference service allows you to locate marinas that meet your specific needs.


Online source to marina locations and information.

Boat Owners World

Classifieds, Forums, Directories and News.


Discount marine supplies.